Hawassa City (Click on photo to enlarge)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The 2010/11 Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) season will kick off this Sunday here in the capital and five other cities in the country. 

Defending Champion St. George FC and Dedebit FC, who will play in the Ethiopian Super Cup final this Saturday, are given a bye this weekend and will play their season openers on Wednesday. 

The big match of the first week will undoubtedly be the Dedebit FC vs Hawassa City encounter in Addis Ababa on Wednesday. Dedebit FC finished runner-up and Hawassa City finished fourth in last year’s EPL competition. 

Lideta Nyala and Fincha Sugar, the two newly promoted teams will face each other on Sunday here.

Week 1
Sunday October 24/2010
Lideta Nyala vs Fincha Sugar – Addis Ababa
Adama Kenema – Ethio Banks – Adama
Dire Dawa Kenema – Defence Force – Dire Dawa
Mugher Cement – EEPCO – Assela
Sidama Coffee – Ethio Coffee – Yrgalem
Harar Beer – Trans Ethiopia – Harar
 
Wednesday October 27/2010
St. George – Sebeta Kenema – Addis Ababa
Dedebit – Hawassa Kenema – Addis Ababa